Profile of a knitter…
I am not a particularly gifted knitter. I am not a quick knitter. I am not a knitter whose work is coveted and revered from all corners of the earth. I am a knitter none the less. What does it mean to be a knitter?
Each knitter has their own unique talents, their own favourite techniques, their favourite yarns, their favourite tools, and so one. Each knitter is unique. Over my 35 years plus of knitting experience I have noticed some similarities between each knitter that creates a bond between each knitter an unbreakable strand that is punctuated by the uniqueness of our personalities.
Knitters of all shapes and sizes and preferences commonly express their love of the craft. Knitters knit in public. Knitters knit in private. Knitters knit during trying times. Knitters knit during times of elation. We knit for ourselves, for our family, and we knit for the sake of knitting.
Yes, the profile of a knitter is wide and varied yet each knitter keeps close the love they have of all things knitterly. We are addicted to fibre and love to feel the softness of a yarn flow through our fingers. We are addicted to texture and love to run our fingers over a completed piece of fabric dotted with the knot and gnarls of yarn as it forms intricate and twisted tapestries. We are obsessed with colour as it blends and contrasts to create a feast for our eyes. Above all else, we love to convey this love to anyone who will listen to our tales of knitterly wonders.
What are your unique traits that enhance your love of knitting?